Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,471 198,745 198,845 197,471 198,380 198,509 198,633 198,745 198,845

Civilian labor force

123,401 124,549 124,081 123,941 124,736 124,826 124,700 124,578 124,616

Participation rate

62.5 62.7 62.4 62.8 62.9 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.7

Employed

118,157 119,680 118,992 118,409 119,269 119,391 119,310 119,370 119,263

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.2 59.8 60.0 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.0

Unemployed

5,244 4,869 5,090 5,532 5,466 5,435 5,391 5,208 5,354

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 4.1 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3

Not in labor force

74,070 74,197 74,764 73,530 73,644 73,683 73,932 74,168 74,229

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,506 65,096 64,895 64,755 65,207 65,283 65,259 65,124 65,146

Participation rate

71.5 71.7 71.4 71.8 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.7 71.7

Employed

61,788 62,716 62,194 62,056 62,536 62,589 62,592 62,608 62,476

Employment-population ratio

68.5 69.0 68.4 68.8 69.0 69.0 68.9 68.9 68.7

Unemployed

2,718 2,380 2,700 2,698 2,671 2,693 2,668 2,516 2,669

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,560 55,065 54,856 54,567 54,863 54,871 54,852 54,808 54,872

Participation rate

57.4 57.6 57.4 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.4 57.4 57.4

Employed

52,596 53,168 52,966 52,435 52,720 52,799 52,774 52,783 52,813

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.6 55.4 55.2 55.3 55.3 55.3 55.2 55.2

Unemployed

1,964 1,897 1,890 2,132 2,143 2,072 2,078 2,026 2,059

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.4 3.4 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,335 4,388 4,330 4,620 4,665 4,672 4,589 4,645 4,599

Participation rate

35.2 35.5 35.1 37.5 37.8 37.8 37.2 37.6 37.2

Employed

3,773 3,796 3,832 3,917 4,013 4,002 3,944 3,979 3,974

Employment-population ratio

30.6 30.7 31.0 31.8 32.5 32.4 31.9 32.2 32.2

Unemployed

562 593 499 702 652 670 645 666 625

Unemployment rate

13.0 13.5 11.5 15.2 14.0 14.3 14.1 14.3 13.6

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,594 32,068 32,105 31,594 31,945 31,987 32,028 32,068 32,105

Civilian labor force

19,359 19,916 19,779 19,444 19,767 19,826 19,801 19,856 19,844

Participation rate

61.3 62.1 61.6 61.5 61.9 62.0 61.8 61.9 61.8

Employed

17,795 18,361 18,307 17,802 18,170 18,181 18,104 18,262 18,292

Employment-population ratio

56.3 57.3 57.0 56.3 56.9 56.8 56.5 56.9 57.0

Unemployed

1,565 1,555 1,472 1,641 1,597 1,646 1,696 1,594 1,552

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.8 7.4 8.4 8.1 8.3 8.6 8.0 7.8

Not in labor force

12,235 12,152 12,327 12,150 12,178 12,161 12,228 12,212 12,261

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,759 9,009 9,023 8,791 8,950 9,000 9,011 9,018 9,056

Participation rate

66.7 67.4 67.4 66.9 67.3 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.7

Employed

7,994 8,355 8,337 8,027 8,269 8,264 8,223 8,328 8,366

Employment-population ratio

60.9 62.5 62.3 61.1 62.2 62.0 61.6 62.3 62.5

Unemployed

764 655 686 764 680 736 789 691 690

Unemployment rate

8.7 7.3 7.6 8.7 7.6 8.2 8.8 7.7 7.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,890 10,226 10,088 9,911 10,025 10,074 10,079 10,135 10,094

Participation rate

61.9 63.2 62.2 62.1 62.2 62.4 62.3 62.6 62.3

Employed

9,240 9,496 9,459 9,206 9,316 9,370 9,367 9,418 9,410

Employment-population ratio

57.9 58.7 58.4 57.7 57.8 58.0 57.9 58.2 58.1

Unemployed

650 730 629 705 709 703 712 716 683

Unemployment rate

6.6 7.1 6.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 6.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

710 681 668 742 792 752 710 703 694

Participation rate

28.5 27.0 26.5 29.8 31.5 29.9 28.2 27.9 27.6

Employed

560 510 511 569 585 546 515 516 515

Employment-population ratio

22.5 20.3 20.3 22.9 23.3 21.7 20.5 20.5 20.5

Unemployed

150 171 157 173 207 206 196 187 178

Unemployment rate

21.2 25.0 23.5 23.3 26.2 27.4 27.5 26.6 25.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,553 15,323 15,433 14,553 15,304 15,310 15,344 15,323 15,433

Civilian labor force

9,185 9,584 9,681 9,183 9,702 9,760 9,797 9,634 9,678

Participation rate

63.1 62.5 62.7 63.1 63.4 63.7 63.8 62.9 62.7

Employed

8,821 9,292 9,428 8,816 9,293 9,381 9,462 9,342 9,423

Employment-population ratio

60.6 60.6 61.1 60.6 60.7 61.3 61.7 61.0 61.1

Unemployed

365 292 253 367 409 379 334 292 256

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.0 2.6 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.4 3.0 2.6

Not in labor force

5,367 5,739 5,752 5,370 5,603 5,550 5,547 5,690 5,755

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 06, 2017